Essays: 50% of Grade
Basic Skills classes are Pass/Fail. The first two essays will receive comments only. The last three will receive comments and, pending class discussion, a grade. Each of the five essays counts 10% of the essay grade, though later essays count slightly more than earlier ones, especially if there is improvement. All essays require a new metatext with each draft. All drafts must be e-mailed to me two hours before the start of class, not as an attachment. In the subject line indicate the homework assignment (e.g., Essay 1, draft 2; Hart response). Essays will not be accepted after the due date unless you have made an arrangement prior to class with me.
Metatexts for each draft of each essay (see Metatext in Criteria for Essay Evaluation)
Self-reflection (2-3 pages) at mid-term and end of term using language of writing process and essay evaluation developed in class during the term. Student examples.
Participation in the Life of the Classroom: 20%
To be negotiated in class.
Post Test Results: 10%
Writing Center Attendance: 10%
1-4 visits = F 5 visits = D 6 visits = C 7 visits = B- 8 visits = B+ 9 visits = A
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English Department Attendance Policy
More than 2 absences results in failing the course.